4 Sculpting the Makeup

Key Points

  • Materials
  • Preparation
  • Sculpting tools: making your own
  • Types of clay
  • Sculpting: blocking, refining, and finishing


By now you should be more than ready to get some clay under your fingernails. However, before any sculpting for a prosthetic appliance can begin, the positive that you’ll be sculpting on must be properly cleaned up and prepared, and you will need to have your tools and other materials ready so that you can work without interruption and not continually be looking for something you need. Having a prepared workspace with everything you need in plain sight and within reach will maximize your efficiency. I can’t do anything without music playing in the background, so there’s that ...

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